Alabama Quilt Search Project

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Contact: Birmingham Museum of Art

Records housed: Birmingham Museum of Art

Documentation Dates: 1987 (in progress)

Parameters: statewide, cut-off date of 1945

Total Quilts: 3,000 (est.)

Total Documentation Days (Number of documentation days held): 18

Publication information (if any):

  • Adams, Bryding. "Made in Alabama: A State Legacy". Covering Alabama: 19th Century Quilts and Needlework. Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham: Alabama, 1995, pg. 99-133.
  • Beardsley, John, et al. Quilts of Gee's Bend; Tinwood, Atlanta: Georgia, 2002.
  • Beardsley, John, et al. Gee's Bend: The Women and Their Quilts; Tinwood, Atlanta: Georgia, 2002.
  • Callahan, Nancy. Freedom Quilting Bee; University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa: Alabama, 1987.
  • "Cotton Country Quilts: South Alabama Quilts and Their Makers," Legacy Historical Quarterly. Monroe County Heritage Museum, Monroeville: Alabama, #20, 1993.
  • Richardson, Jeri Pamela. The Freedom Quilting Bee Cooperative of Alabama: An Art Education Institution. Ed.D Dissertation, Indiana University, 1969. 262 pages.
  • Treschsel, Gail, and Bryding Adams. Black Belt to Hill Country: Alabama Quilts From the Helen and Robert Cargo Collection; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham: Alabama, 1982.

Database: Is the documentation project a part of the Quilt Index or are records digitized in some database? Please describe.

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